SEB has today entered into a futures contract, whereby the counterparty - no later than December 28, 2006 - will acquire 221,043 shares in A-Com AB (the "Company") from SEB. This corresponds to 8,18 per cent of the share capital and votes of the Company.
The shares that will be sold by SEB under the futures contract, have been acquired by SEB from the Company through a set-off issue of shares decided on November 13, 2006. Following consummation of the futures contract, SEB will not hold any shares in the Company.
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